Geography Colloquium Fall 2009 Schedule

3:00 pm, American Geographical Society Library
3rd floor, Golda Meir Library
Unless otherwise noted

Fall 2009

Friday, September 4th

Introduction to series/meet and greet

Friday, September 11th

Workshop - searching for a job in geography

Friday, September 18th

AGS Academic Adventurers Series
Jeffrey Merrick, History, UW-Milwaukee
"Life and Death in the Streets of 18th Century Paris"

Friday, September 25th

No colloquium (Geography Department closed at noon in response to state-mandated furlough plan)

Friday, October 2nd

Fall 2009 Harold Mayer Lecture
Sara McLafferty, Geography, University of Illinois
"Locating Diversity: Place, Immigration and Women's Health Inequalities in U.S. Cities"

Professor McLafferty specializes in urban geography and the geographies of health and health care, with an emphasis on inequalities in health and social well-being in cities in the United States. Her research, which makes use of spatial analysis methods and geographic information systems (GIS), has addressed a range of topics that includes the restructuring of urban hospital services, variations by race and ethnicity in women’s geographical access to employment opportunities and health and social services, spatial clusters of breast cancer and low birth weight, and geographical and social barriers to health care for women and immigrants. With Ellen Cromley, she co-authored GIS and Public Health (Guilford Press, 2002), and she co-edited Geographies of Women’s Health (Routledge 2001) with Isabel Dyck and Nancy Davis Lewis. She has published in geography, epidemiology, and urban studies journals and serves on the editorial boards of Geographical Analysis, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and Health and Place.

Friday, October 9th

Workshop - teaching

Friday, October 16th

Kate Nelson, UW-Milwaukee Office of Campus Sustainability

Friday, October 23rd

No colloquium (Geography Department closed at noon in response to state-mandated furlough plan)

Friday, October 30th

No colloquium - UWM Open House

Friday, November 6th

Workshop - applying for research grants and fellowships

Friday, November 13th

AGS Academic Adventurers Series
Brendan Vierck, Geography, UW-Milwaukee
"The Secondary Karst Forests of Puerto Rico: Did Landforms Mold Their Regrowth?"

Wednesday, November 18th


Friday, November 20th

Center for 21st Century Studies
Space, Power, and Fear in Modern America
Bruce d'Arcus, Geography, Miami University
Joseph Masco, Anthropology, University of Chicago
Location: Curtin Hall, Room 175, 3:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Geography

Wednesday, November 27th

No colloquium - Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 4th

Andrea Hall, Geography, Master's Research Presentation

Friday, December 11th

Anika Wilson, Africology, UW-Milwaukee
Of Love Potions and Witch Baskets: Domesticity, Mobility, and Occult Rumors in Malawi

If you are interested in presenting a Geography Department Colloquium, please contact Ryan Holifield ( )